Why are we back in Iraq?

By From page A8 | June 26, 2014

Please, remind me of why we invaded Iraq in the first place. Was it to protect the oil or the people or what? Now why are we considering more involvement again; because of the oil?

And please explain to me why the U.S. sells our oil to other countries while we buy oil from other countries.

I lived through World War II when we didn’t have gasoline so everyone walked. I am ready to walk again, so we don’t again put our people into another useless war.

On TV I see all our military equipment in Iraq being captured and used by the “enemy.” I thought President George W. Bush won this Iraq war 11 years ago.

If we are sending our people into the Middle East to wage war and be killed and if we are spending our money in the Middle East because of oil, then let them keep their oil. I will do without all the things that we need petroleum for. I understand petroleum is used to manufacture many things.

The United States is the major military arms manufacturer of the world. We have events worldwide to show off the latest killing equipment we have designed and invented to sell to the rest of the world.

In addition, we provide the money for other countries to buy our military arms such as the $7 billion the U.S. provided to Egypt. When it was time for Egypt to repay those loans, Egypt didn’t repay, the loans were rolled into the U.S. defense budget and the American people paid for military arms for Egypt. This information is from a Library of Congress 15-page report.

I have not heard of a good reason for the United States to continue to be involved in Middle East wars except to protect the oil interests.

Rita Montes Martin

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